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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Bloomer, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bloomer and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Bloomer:
    • 35.295066, -94.143346
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Bloomer
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Bloomer ...

We have found five communities that share the name Bloomer.

Within Arkansas, the name Bloomer is unique.

Beyond Arkansas, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Butte County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Bloomer [Butte County].
    • Indiana
      • Madison County
      • This Bloomer is located in Madison County and lies 564 miles [907.7 km]<2> to the northeast of the Bloomer that is located in Sebastian County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Bloomer.
    • Ohio
      • Miami County
      • This Bloomer is located in Miami County and lies 629 miles [1,012.3 km]<2> to the northeast of the Bloomer that is located in Sebastian County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Miami County community of Bloomer.
    • Oklahoma
      • Garfield County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Bloomer [Garfield County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Chippewa County
      • This Bloomer is located in Chippewa County and lies 691 miles [1,112.1 km]<2> to the north of the Bloomer that is located in Sebastian County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chippewa County community of Bloomer.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bloomer ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Beverly [Sebastian County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
    • Beverly [Sebastian County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Bloomer
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beverly have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
  • Burnville [Sebastian County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnville
    • Burnville [Sebastian County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Bloomer
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnville
  • Cross Lanes [Crawford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Lanes
    • Cross Lanes [Crawford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Bloomer
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Lanes have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Lanes
  • Diamond Grove [Sebastian County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond Grove
    • Diamond Grove [Sebastian County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Bloomer
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond Grove
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Fidelity [Sebastian County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fidelity
      • Fidelity [Sebastian County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Bloomer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fidelity have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Greenwood [Sebastian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Sebastian County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Bloomer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,414 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Island [Sebastian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island
      • Island [Sebastian County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Bloomer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island
    • Leon [Franklin County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leon
      • Leon [Franklin County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Bloomer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Milltown [Sebastian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milltown
      • Milltown [Sebastian County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Bloomer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milltown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milltown

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Bloomer. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Marvin Edward Blaylock     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Fort Smith (Arkansas) on Monday September 30, 1929 and died in Conway (Arkansas) on Saturday October 23, 1993 at the age of 64. He is buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Saline County, Arkansas).
      • Fort Smith is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of Bloomer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marvin Edward Blaylock<5>
    • Roy Buchanan     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Ozark (Arkansas) on Saturday September 23, 1939 and died in Fairfax Hills (Virginia) on Sunday August 14, 1988 at the age of 48. He is buried at Columbia Gardens Cemetery (Arlington County, Virginia).
      • Ozark is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Bloomer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roy Buchanan<5>
    • Jay Hanna 'Dizzy' Dean     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lucas (Arkansas) on Sunday January 16, 1910 and died in Reno (Nevada) on Wednesday July 17, 1974 at the age of 64.
      • Lucas is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Bloomer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jay Hanna 'Dizzy' Dean<5>
    • Paul 'Daffy' Dean     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lucas (Arkansas) on Thursday August 14, 1913 and died in Springdale (Arkansas) on Tueday March 17, 1981 at the age of 67. He is buried at Oakland Memorial Cemetery (Johnson County, Arkansas).
      • Lucas is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Bloomer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul 'Daffy' Dean<5>
    • Jack Fleck     (Professional golf)
      • Professional golf. He was born in Bettendorf (Iowa) on Monday November 7, 1921 and died in Fort Smith (Arkansas) on Friday March 21, 2014 at the age of 92. He is buried at Ft. Smith National Cemetery (Sebastian County, Arkansas).
      • Fort Smith is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of Bloomer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Fleck<5>
    • David Morris Rowlands     (Actor)
    • Hal Smith     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Barling (Arkansas) on Monday June 1, 1931 and died in Fort Smith (Arkansas) on Saturday April 12, 2014 at the age of 82. He is buried at Ft. Smith National Cemetery (Sebastian County, Arkansas).
      • Barling is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west of Bloomer.
      • Fort Smith is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of Bloomer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hal Smith<5>
    • Ernest Whitman     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Fort Smith (Arkansas) on Tueday February 21, 1893 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday August 5, 1954 at the age of 61. He is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Fort Smith is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of Bloomer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest Whitman<5>

How Far From Bloomer to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Bloomer to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Bloomer and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 113 miles [181.9 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Bloomer to Little Rock, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 972 miles [1,564.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 56 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,753 miles [10,867.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,488 miles [12,050.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,367 miles [8,637.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bloomer. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Sebastian County: www.sebastiancountyonline.com/

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Bloomer, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bloomer) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bloomer. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bloomer

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bloomer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2951, Longitude: -94.1433    
<3>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Bloomer could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<7>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Bloomer to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.452 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.066 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.12 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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